Monday, September 08, 2014

I Made It: Jolly!

This weekend I made caramelized bourbon peach ice cream, baked potato soup, and Russian eggplant dip (for cookbook club). And I could have shared any of those. (The eggplant dip doesn't photograph well...) Happily, I made it up to the craft room and finished Jolly by Miss Crescent's Crowne (JCS Ornament Issue).

I stitched this ornament in September 2012. I'm actually kind of pleased that it only took me two years to finish. (Seriously, wait until we get to the bottom of that FUFY pile!)

I'm not going to lie, sewing with that pompom trim was a bitch. I wish I had a walking foot, but I did make do with a zipper foot. Still some of the pompoms got caught on the wrong side of the project. I did all the things I was supposed to do (like baste the trim) and well, sometimes done is good. Yes, the ornament is displayed on the backing fabric. Bright enough for you?

I'm really pleased with people showing their stash (show yours!) and more generally with the positive comments from the changes I've made to the blog thus far. I really feel energized for crafting, but maybe that's just the change in the weather?


11 comments:

Pamela said...

I always say: Done is better than perfect! Cute ornament!

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the ornament Nikki. I love the colors and the backing fabric is perfect. Green in my favorite color.

Linda

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I love that ornament and love the colors. And yes--a finish is a finish! Huzzah!

Brenda A said...

I'm kinda in love with this... I am 90% sure I have that issue of JCS... :)

Also, done is better than perfect (you should see some of mine, square? what's that mean?)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is clearly the week for completing old projects, I did the same!

Blu said...

Very cute. I love the pompoms. They add a great touch.

Susan said...

Very cute finish!

Robin said...

I like the pompom trim! I like the way your ornament turned out and I say a finish is a finish. I also think we are our own worst critics.

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

Love the finish! I'm actually thinking of getting rid of some of my stash. Of course I've been thinking that for quite a while now. lol!

Beth said...

Super colors on the ornament - you picked really rad backing fabric too!

Sheryl S. said...

This is very pretty. Love the pompoms.